Health Problems in Ghana


Health Problems in Ghana.

There are several unaddressed health problems that pose serious risks to the Ghanaian population such as malaria, HIV,  tetanus, chickenpox, schistosomiasis, measles, anthrax, cholera, typhoid, tuberculosis, several kinds of pneumonia, infectious hepatitis, yellow fever, dysentery, venereal diseases and poliomyelitis. HIV/AIDS are widespread and dangerous in Ghana, with the rising rate of infection and deaths while Malaria transferred by mosquito bite, has highest mortality rate.

The communicable diseases prevalent in Ghana are malaria, HIV/AIDs, diarrhoea and tuberculosis while increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases include cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic respiratory disease and others. Ghanaians are estimated to die from lifestyle and chronic diseases. Women health problems in Ghana are related to nutrition, reproductive health and family planning that are critical for national development. Ghana has fallen short in preventing maternal, infant or child mortality that has been found worsening over the past few years.

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